We first contacted you about the SunWest Park Development and associated SunWest Harbourtown project in Aripeka in Pasco County back in December 2011. The project included dredging a 3.1 mile long, 85-foot-wide channel through Fillman’s Bayou to provide boater access to the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, a decision has yet to be made by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and we once again ask for your help to ensure this project is denied.
What You Can Do:
On September 4, 2012, the Corps issued a new public notice for this project after the applicant decreased the dredging width from 65 feet to 60 feet, increased the amount of submerged aquatic resources (SAV) to be impacted from 11.8 acres to 28.8 acres, and created a new mitigation plan to compensate for the impacts to SAV. These changes only reinforce our concerns about the significant negative impact this project will have on manatees and their habitat.
Please Take Action today and send a letter to the Corps to impress upon them, once again, the unnecessary and environmentally destructive nature of this proposed project and ask that this project be denied. Please send your letter as quickly as possible, as the deadline for comments ends September 19th.
1. Please add your information below to send a message to Melinda Hogan, the Corps’ Project Manager for Sunwest. Feel free to add your own additional and personal comments.
If you would like to provide comments via mail, please send to Ms.Hogan’s attention at the address below. You may also contact her via email at email@example.com.
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Thanks for taking action!